By J Ann Crowder

I swiftly dance to edges where sultry waters meet gazing beaches
 
Here, love endures faithfully within a choiring language of song
 
As she breaches air, cosmos keenly bow
 
Her mighty Orca’s touch streams upon my spirit like breath of new oxygen
 
She, a lighted being, penetrates depths of ocean truths
 
Her music petrifies within an old sailors bones, echoing through skeletons of sunken ships—awakening mysteries unknown
 
She is a ponderous, mighty being—guardian of heaven’s celestial sphere
 
She is ever married to water, taking her ardent voyage upon savory bends of Pacific coastlines
 
I connect with her in dreams, buried in the healing salve of Adam’s ale
 
I pirouette with her into astral journeys
 
She, a gentle giant composed, sculpts her voluminous, enchanting spirit within my mind
 
Thus it is, I see her breathtaking sight on edges where swift, fluttering waves slap earth’s wide belly
 
As time stands still, constellations pause—suspended magick, leaving my dreams to live in a moment's sacred trance

Written December 14th, 2016. I love whales, especially the Orca.

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Vic
almost 3 years

Hhhhmmm! Most whales I like. Orcas not so much. Still I love it when "constellations pause" LOL. Lovely poem...

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
almost 3 years

Moments can stay paused and suspended in our memory forever. I'v never actually seen an Orca in the wild but one time while vacationing in Hawaii I was walking the beach early in the morning and a family of Hump Back whales emerged. They spent about 30 min there breaching the surface. They were fairly close. I'm glad I never paid for a whale watching tour.

Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

What a magnificent blending of the sea, music and cosmos, constellations and dreams! Indeed the beautiful perceptions and the soothing Adam's ale can put one in trance! Let alone Orcas breathtaking sight!
"Her music petrifies within an old sailor's bones... awakening mysteries unknown". Superbly crafted Melvilleian.
Thank you Jenifer. What a beautiful Christmas gift to all your followers. Love.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
almost 3 years

Thank you! Whales are one of my favorite sea animals. Sometimes I wish I could paint or draw them. I draw them in my mind instead. Right now I'm in -20. I'd like to go to the beach and be with the whales right about now LOL!

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

@Jenifer Wilkinson Crowder: here's a warm blanket hug for you, a 30 second e-hug! That would set the temp to +10.
Take care. What part of the country or the world do you live?
( Sorry to ask but you can respond to this on my Poeticous home page or at [email protected])

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
almost 3 years

@Nelson D Reyes: I wish I lived by the ocean. I live up in the Rocky Mountains of Montana right now. Originally I am from Arizona.

Francis
almost 3 years

A whale in a pirouette. That's quite a sight. I like!

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
almost 3 years

Thank you Francis!

Robert L. Martin
almost 3 years

I love the words, "where swift, fluttering waves slap earth's wide belly." Your choice of words are so great. Also I love, "I connect with her in dreams, buried in the healing salve of Adam's ale."

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
almost 3 years

Thank you Robert!

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